Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews


The 200rl was tested using our standard iozone procedure with tests run in JBOD and RAID 5 modes with 100 and 1000 Mbps LAN connections. Tests were not run with jumbo frames enabled because our standard test uses 4K jumbo frames and the 200rl supports only 9K.

RAID 5 Average Write ranking - 1000 Mbps LAN
Click to enlarge image

Figure 8: RAID 5 Average Write ranking - 1000 Mbps LAN

Figure 8 shows the RAID 5 average Write rankings with a 1000 Mbps LAN connection and filesizes from 32 MB to 1 GB, where the 200rl tops the chart. (Open the full version of the chart to see the entire ranking.) The read chart is here and shows the same top-of-chart performance.

Note, in particular that that the average RAID 5 write performance is almost 4X that of Linksys' NSS4000 [reviewed] and Netgear's (Infrant) 1100 [reviewed] rackmount NASes. The details behind this are shown in Figures 9 and 10.

RAID 5 Write comparison, rackmounts - 1000 Mbps LAN

Figure 9: RAID 5 Write comparison, rackmounts - 1000 Mbps LAN

Figure 9 shows that the 200rl and Thecus 1U4500 are clearly in a similar performance class and the 200rl's slightly better average write ranking due mostly due to better performance at the 32 MB file size.

Figure 10 shows a closer grouping of read performance with some upticks in the Thecus and Infrant curves at the 256 MB file size.

RAID 5 Read comparison, rackmounts - 1000 Mbps LAN

Figure 10: RAID 5 Read comparison, rackmounts - 1000 Mbps LAN

You can use explore how the 200rl stacks up against other NASes or just explore other modes and LAN speeds by creating your own comparative charts using the NAS Performance Charts.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I am experiencing something strange with my new RT-AX88U router.On my work laptop certain applications need a VPN connection but others work both thro...
Hello,I'm a software developer but need now to set up an on-prem testing/staging/deployment network. I have Linux skills and have been managing a simp...
I Got My X4S-R7800 3 Weeks ago and it's been having 2 issues while on WiFi (PC that's wired does not seem to have these issue) 1. Slow WiFi-Right when...
It It worth Getting a Netgear X4S R7800 for $100 (Or Rather Keeping as I Already got it) to upgrade from my Asus 68U?
Selling a NETGEAR R7800 and ASUS RT-AC86U. Both are in perfect working condition. Will reset to factory settings with the latest stock firmware (or Vo...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3